As the 4th Industrial Revolution impacts the workplace, it also impacts every one of us. Not only do employers need to focus on keeping up with advances in technology in their operations, they must also ensue their workforce is keeping pace with the rapid rate of change. As we continue to delve into the impacts of 4IR, this panel will look at how companies are dealing with the need for employees to continually update their skills, and what employees need to do to stay relevant. Join Roger Tadajewski, Executive Director of the National Coalition of Certification Centers, Jason Scales, Ph.D., Business Manager for Lincoln Electric’s Education products and services, Maureen Tholen, Sustainability Director for 3M’s Industrial Business, and Safety and Graphics Business Groups, and chairperson of the SkillsUSA Foundation Inc, and Dr. Elizabeth “Betsy” Cantwell, Senior Vice President for Research and Innovation for the University of Arizona for a candid discussion on the future of work, moderated by Pima Community College’s Vice President of Workforce Development, Dr. Ian Roark.
Roger Tadajewski has dedicated his professional life to the advancement of education and workforce development in the transportation, aerospace, energy and manufacturing industries.
Currently, Mr. Tadajewski is the Executive Director of NC3-National Coalition of Certification Centers. This organization target’s the advancement of standardized certifications developed in partnership with industry and educational leaders in the transportation, aviation, manufacturing, and energy sectors.
Mr. Tadajewski received his degree in Business at Pepperdine University, The George L. Graziadio School of Business and Management in 1995. His professional experience includes 14 years in metallurgical engineering research and development in both the energy and aerospace industries, he continued on to develop the most comprehensive automotive educational youth program in America -Automotive Youth Educations Systems (AYES). In 2007 he began work on forming the current NC3 model to bring business, industry and education across multiple sectors to collectively work together. To attract, train and retain current and the emerging workforce in the aviation/aerospace, energy, manufacturing, and transportation industries. These efforts lead to the founding of NC3 in 2009.
Mr. Tadajewski currently resides in Edmond, OK and is currently serving as a board member for the American Technical Education Association (ATEA), US FAB LAB Network, Chairmen of CORD, Partnership for Air-Conditioning, Heating, Refrigeration Accreditation (PAHRA), and NC3 – National Coalition of Certification Centers.